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Scientists Discover World’s Smallest Insect

by Carl Jackson May 02, 2018

 

Scientists believe they have discovered the smallest free-living insect on the planet, Scydosella musawasensis.

These featherwing beetles were discovered in Columbia, measuring around  0.325mm in length.

The tiny insects were discovered by Dr. Alexey Polilov of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, who recently published his findings in the journal ZooKeys.

The beetle has an elongated, oval shaped body and a yellowish brown colour.

What makes these insects remarkable is that they live on their own, they don’t depend on a host to feed.

Source: http://www.ibtimes.com.au/scientists-discover-worlds-smallest-free-living-insect-colombia-1474491




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